As a leader in the Project Management group, you will provide purchasing expertise and direction to ensure the timely delivery of materials to maintain capacities and schedule for our manufactured products.
Lead and develop a team of 2-3 buyers to support internal and external customers
Act as primary point of contact for all purchased project material discussions
Responsible for all functions of the project purchased materials buying team
Work with vendors to establish competitive pricing/new sources for materials that do not have a preferred/strategic supplier with a Total Cost of Ownership view (Line Item Price, Rebates, Early Payment Discounts)
Collaborate with Supply Chain and Materials Management to identify strategic sourcing opportunities, items that my warrant transition from project purchase to stock, VMI or Kanban
Maintain strong communication with Project Management team to provide visibility of material availability
Purchase project material on an as needed basis to support team
On time buying metrics, accurate material procurement, maintaining healthy vendor relationship
Coordinate/organize/lead all vendor visits and associated content
Drive performance within team to improve results
Align relevant buyer metrics along with associated data collection to quantify improvements and reporting to Director of Engineering, Director of Supply Chain and team dashboard
Lead team strategic goals related to Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery
Champion individuals to lead continuous improvement initiatives within buying team
Ensure team members are conducting work in accordance with the governing quality manual, work instructions, procedures and standard work processes
Promote and lead by example in the participation of “My Ideas”, Coach, Problem Solving, Lean, Strategic Sourcing and other continuous improvement processes/initiatives applying these principles within the team to drive out waste and reduce costs
Develop direct reports, onboard new team members, daily, weekly, and yearly coaching of employees to build an actively engaged workforce
Maintain an efficient and accurate system for monitoring all open purchase orders and escalate unresolved supplier issues to Supply Chain
Work with the material management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report any back-ordered or missing products.
Maintain strict confidentiality with all purchasing information and programs
Arranges for disposal of surplus materials
Participate in Supplier quality activities such as corrective action completion
Interface with company and supplier senior management.
Demonstrate excellent negotiation and presentation skills.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Minimum of Associates Degree or equivalent experience; Bachelors Degree preferred; certification in related field is desired
Minimum five years of purchasing experience
Highly motivated with excellent leadership skills possessing the ability to drive initiatives and produce results
Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to effectively align priorities to meet business needs
Skilled at evaluating employees’ performance in a balanced and consistent manner and providing training, direction, and support
Adept at methodically analyzing problems and making quality decisions Total Cost of Ownership
Excellent communication and relationship building skills, readily mentors across the organization
Ability to effectively interface with internal and external customers and suppliers